Aug. 31, 2005

Bush backtracks on U.S. commitment

Psychopaths, psychopaths. Everywhere I see psychopaths....... Mycos ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bush backtracks on U.S. commitment "They think we’ve forgotten the promises" Fran Quigley Leaked documents disclosed last week in both the U.S and United Kingdom press show that President Bush’s controversial new ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, is trying to block a reaffirmation of the U.S. commitment to lessen global poverty. The commitment, based on a 2000 pledge of wealthier nations to increase the amount of their contributions to fight disease and hunger in developing nations, seemingly was confirmed by the Bush Administration as recently as the G8 meeting at Gleneagles, Scotland, in July. The apparent Bush-Bolton backtrack on the U.S. promise has inspired passionate international criticism, and censure from local activists as well. “It’s not that surprising to see this administration say one thing and do another,” says Nick Arena, the Indianapolis-based grass-roots manager for RESULTS, a global anti-poverty organization. “What’s quite disturbing, is that over 17,000 people many just children are dying each day from three diseases, HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, that cost just a few dollars to cure or prevent. Heck, if they [the Bush Administration] would have spent the $9 billion that they cannot account for in Iraq on HIV/AIDS, TB and other global health problems, we would have saved millions of lives.”"

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